Architecture, Craft and Culture,
Gandon Editions,
2004


Reflections on the Work of O’Donnell + Tuomey by John Tuomey

‘All have to find an order, some denominator’.

These notes are an effort to set down some principles that motivate us as architects. We always intend to start every project from the beginning, and, despite our own experience, to behave as if it were never done before, but we find there are certain constants in our thinking that provide continuity for us in our work. Using the selected examples of two houses, a school and two college buildings, I have set out to track thoughts through projects, to excavate ideas that are embedded in the buildings.